Can a person give zakah to his teacher (Ustad)? An earlier reply would be much appreciated.

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 967/994/L=09/1437)

If the teacher is poor and eligible for receiving zakah then a student may give zakah to his teacher. However, it is better that instead of giving zakah amount to a teacher he supports him by other ways.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband